4202 Mariners Watch Kiawah Island

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OCEANFRONT! Renovated Mariners Watch






Luxurious, dream beach getaway on stunning Kiawah Island! Oceanfront Mariners Watch 3 bedroom villa w/ direct beach access (#4202). Gorgeous, and completely renovated (2019) three bedroom villa is one of the cypress and cedar-shingled Mariner’s Watch Villas reminiscent of turn-of-the-century seaside cottages. Offering the closest villa location to the beach and ocean and featuring a private staircase leading from the rear deck directly onto the boardwalk.

This first floor oceanfront villa features a spacious, open floor plan with breathtaking ocean views from the kitchen, living area, and the master suite. The natural light-filled Great Room showcases white, beamed ceilings, sprawling ocean views, beachy décor, and access to the rear deck through a series of wall-to-wall glass doors. The deck features new furnishings!

The fully appointed, sizable kitchen features everything a chef would need; glass-top range, freestanding icemaker, built-in oven and microwave, ample counter space and a breakfast bar perfect for grabbing a bite before heading out to the water. There is a traditional coffee maker as well as a Keurig. Best of all, the kitchen is open to the Great Room, so the chef won't ever miss a part of the fun or conversation.

The master suite features a king bed, large closets, and attached bath with dual-sink vanity and privacy room for the walk-in shower and toilet. The second guest room boasts two bunk bed sets and attached bath. The third guest room has a queen bed with attached bath.

Not pictured is a utility room housing a new, High Efficiency, front loading, full-sized washer & dryer.

A tank-less water heating system (Rinnai) provides continuous hot water throughout the villa; regardless the number of users.

The home features free WiFi network access and cable TVs are located in the living area and all three bedrooms.

There is no grill available, nor is one allowed, due to Kiawah Island safety regulations imposed upon villas.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience but ask that the rules be followed to avoid fines or dismissal from the island
No smoking and no pets allowed

When you stay with ESPM for 3-21 nights you will receive a valuable credit of up to $280 (amount dependent on length of stay) to use toward beach gear, bikes, etc. Credit may not be available for last minute bookings, 48 hours notice is required.

Upon booking you will be sent a rental agreement to review and complete online. Your booking is not confirmed until this document has been submitted.

Town of Kiawah Island Business License #RBL19-005817, 2 designated parking spots, max occupancy 8


  • King
  • Outdoor shower
  • Queen
  • Shower
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery tours
Dining Checkbox
  • Dining
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Smart TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Wifi
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Table
  • Kitchen Island
  • Full Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware
  • Crockpot
Leisure Activities
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird watching
  • Eco tourism
  • Horseback riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic drives
  • Sight seeing
  • Walking
Local Services And Businesses
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage therapist
  • Medical services
Location Type
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Tennis
Sports And Adventure Activities
  • Basketball court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea fishing
  • Equestrian events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf privileges optional
  • Sailing
  • Sound/bay fishing
  • Surf fishing
  • Surfing
  • Tennis
  • Children welcome
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
Suitability Chkbox
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Private entrance
  • Dining Area
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Deadbolt lock on entryway
  • Smoke detectors
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Emergency exit route
  • Emergency phone number: Medical
  • Emergency phone number: Police
  • Emergency phone number: Fire
Health And Safety
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Clean with disinfectant
  • No-contact check-in and check-out
  • High touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant
  • Towels and bedding washed in water that's at least 60sC/140sF
  • Central Air
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • High Speed Internet
  • Nearby ATM
  • Nearby Post Office
  • Nearby FedEx
  • Nearby Bank
  • Nearby Medical Services
  • Nearby Grocery
  • Golf Course
  • Patio
  • Gas Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Beach
  • On Beach
  • Near Beach
  • Area - East Beach
  • DiningSeats - 8
  • DisplayRate - Enter date for quote
  • LocationField - ESPM Vacation Rentals, LLC
  • Type - Villa
  • View - Ocean View
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Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly Monthly
Peak Summer 7/6/2024 - 8/9/2024 4 $982 $6372
Late Summer 8/10/2024 - 9/6/2024 4 $932 $6046
Fall 9/7/2024 - 10/31/2024 4 $882 $5542 $20400
Winter 11/1/2024 - 11/22/2024 3 $457 $2833
Thanksgiving 11/23/2024 - 11/30/2024 7 $5612
Winter 12/1/2024 - 12/20/2024 3 $457 $3127
Winter Break 12/21/2024 - 1/2/2025 7 $5612
Winter 1/3/2025 - 3/14/2025 3 $467 $2896 $10320
Spring 3/15/2025 - 4/4/2025 4 $807 $5612
Spring break 4/5/2025 - 4/25/2025 7 $6424
Spring 4/26/2025 - 5/21/2025 4 $807 $5612
Early Summer 5/22/2025 - 6/13/2025 4 $1292 $9007
Peak Summer 6/14/2025 - 8/15/2025 7 $10337


Another Great Visit
Second time to stay at Mariners Watch and this home. Just as good as last time. Wonderful views, easy access to the beach.
Jeff R.
May 2024
Beautiful Home!!
Lovely home, well appointed, clean and in the best location!!
Apr 2024
Our favorite place to visit the beach
This is our fourth time staying at this villa and once again it was amazing. So comfortable and relaxing. Can’t wait to come again. Also ESPM is the BEST management company to work with. So responsive and caring. No one else we would work with on Kiawah.
Melissa J.
Jan 2024
Perfect Marathon Weekend Stay
Thank you for sharing this beautiful property. Perfectly updated, well-stocked and most comfortable! We will be back!
Dec 2023
Great Views
This property was amazing for a week long stay with an amazing oceanfront view. 120 steps to the beach from the deck stairs was perfect with a toddler! Even with some rainy weather the view made up for it!
Nov 2023
Wonderful Cottage
The cottage/villa was as promised and better. The ocean views from the main living space and outside porch were outstanding. The layout, furnishings and amenities of the property had no shortcomings. Access to the beach was quick. Being on the first floor meant you could walk out the rear of the unit and be on the boardwalk quickly. We look forward to another visit.
Jeff R.
Nov 2023
4202 Mariner's Watch
Very Nice property on the beach. Unit was very clean and appeared to be freshly painted.
Oct 2023
Great beach front condo
Family vacation with two grown kids and spouses. Perfect space right on the beach to spend time and enjoy the beach. About 30-40 minutes from Charlotte with lots to do. Very well kept condo with very good space and nice bathrooms.
Jeff F.
Aug 2023
Great Rental
The unit was clean, spacious and had great ocean views. We were steps from the ocean. The kitchen had everything we needed. The hosts were friendly and very responsive.
David S.
Jun 2023
May 2023
Outstanding oceanfront in Kiawah
Newly renovated, very clean villa with unbeatable views
Apr 2023
Such a lovely place!
We scheduled a last minute getaway after having to cancel a trip to Hawaii. The condo was way more room than we needed but we wanted oceanfront and to be able to walk right out. We absolutely love our time in your lovely condo. And I wish it wasn’t booked for our sons Fall break or we’d schedule it again! ��
Apr 2023
On the Beach
Incredible stay. The ocean views and calming sound of the ocean was the perfect antidote to the winter doldrums. Kiawah and 4202 MW is a great place to spend enjoy all that Kiawah has to offer. ESPM was incredibly responsive and made sure our stay went smoothly.
Tony R.
Mar 2023
Expectations Exceeded
Pictures do not do the property justice. Comfortable space, excellent location, great views.
Mar 2023
The most comfortable home away from home!
Our family love this condo so much! It is the most comfortable, tastefully decorated and relaxing place we have ever vacationed. We have stayed there three times and are able to book it for a 4th. The proximity to the beach, the location on the island and being near Night Heron park and the new Nest marketplace is perfect. We love riding our bikes to the park, on the beach or on the trails and this condo is in the middle of it all. You will love staying here!
Melissa J.
Jan 2023
Dream vacation! Worth returning again & again
Clean, beautifully decorated condo that feels very spacious and comfortable for 8 guests (4 adults, 4 kids). Never felt crowded. Loved the ocean views, coffee on the deck every morning and beachfront access. We felt like welcomed guests of the McFee family. Kiawah Island has so many activities available through the Golf Resort. Would have loved if we could have purchased access to the Night Heron pool, and would have loved to bring a small, hypoallergenic dog along for a fee, but otherwise a perfect vacation. Highest recommendation!
Beth K.
Aug 2022
Tony R.
Mar 2022
Another amazing stay!
This is the second time we have rented this villa and we have already booked it for a third. It is so convenient to everything, amazing ocean view, easy access to the beach, beautifully decorated, impeccably clean and just SO comfortable. Wish it was mine.
Melissa J.
Jan 2022
4202 Mariner’s Watch
Very nice place right on the beach. We come here every year.
Oct 2021
Spectacular View & Location
Beautifully decorated and maintained condo with picture perfect views. Easy access to the beach. Wonderful experience!
Aug 2021
perfect getaway
We loved this unit! Our favorite one yet!
Mar 2021
Delightful Oceanfront Condo
Although we travel to Kiawah often, this was our first time staying in a condo and we couldn't have been happier. The oceanfront location is perfect and the condo itself was spotlessly clean and well decorated. We definitely appreciated the renovation and we loved the thoughtful touches (like the welcome sand pail from the owners). We loved it all so much that we wound up booking a second stay for a few months from now. This is our second time renting through ESPM and they are fantastic to work with!
Jim and Sarah C.
Feb 2021
Perfect for a family with young kids!
This was perfect for us. We had our 6 month old and 3 year old with us and they both had their own quiet rooms separate from the living area. We could enjoy the beach and the views from the balcony while they were asleep! The interior design is gorgeous and the kitchen was stocked!! Perfect covid escape and we will be back very soon!
Ayat C.
Jan 2021
A beautiful condo in a great location
We had a wonderful week at this condo. The condo is beautifully decorated in a beach feel that is elegant and not kitschy. The couches, beds, blankets, everything is very comfortable. The condo has been very well taken care of and the housekeeping team have done a great job. The owners have done a great job of making this condo feel like home and made us absolutely feel like we were home. We wish it was ours. Also, working with Hillary at ESPM was an absolute pleasure. She is so timely, informative, personable and a true professional . We absolutely loved our stay and will be back!
Melissa J.
Jan 2021
4202 Mariners watch
The condo was great, very clean and had everything we needed. The main reason we decided to go with this particular one was the recent renovation. It didn't disappoint.
Nancy S.
Nov 2020
We Will Be Back to 4202 Mariners Watch!
Perfect. Words Fail.
Leslie D.
Nov 2020
Great Stay
Wonderful Beach great view ESPM makes it very easy for my family to enjoy a week at the beach year after year
Daniel M.
Oct 2020
Great property
The property and the rental agency are first class. The location is perfect -- just steps from the great Kiawah beach. The view from the porch is awesome. We enjoyed sunsets on the porch or the beach every night. The living space and kitchen are an open concept, and the kitchen is very well appointed. Everything you could possibly need for meal preparation is available. Main bedroom faces the ocean. Mattress is good. Bath is A+. We didn't use the bunk room or the other bedroom/baths, but they look nice as well. The upstairs and next door neighbors were quiet, so no problem there. Check-in was easy, and the information provided answered all of our questions. We hope to return for another visit at this top-notch property.
Oct 2020
THE Place
Stellar Experience
Clean , attractive, spacious. Easy stroll to the beach. Lovely porch sitting venue. Well equipped Kitchen. Comfortable beds except the queen tilts to the center.
Jodie B.
Jun 2020
Family Pandemic Vacation
We are a a family of 5 (3 teens now) and have been going to Kiawah Island since my husband and I honeymooned there many years ago. We have stayed at many houses, villas/condos and the Sanctuary but we have gotten more particular as time has gone by. As our kids have aged, we have outgrown hotel rooms for a weeks duration. We have also decided we prefer beachfront and because we have 2 boys and a girl so they want separate rooms. This was our 2nd year staying in this unit and we will continue to come back every summer. It is PERFECT. We were hesitant to to travel this year of course amid the pandemic. However, we knew how secluded and quiet Kiawah was and that once we were there we would be safe in this unit and on Kiawah. Instead of flying from NE this year we decided to drive (a different review on that road trip haha). We knew our vacation would look a little different this year. We knew we wouldn’t be spending time in Freshfields Village shopping or dining out. The thing about this unit is that it has an amazing kitchen with everything we needed to cook. The island restaurants also offered take out and that was great. Instead of shopping we brought puzzles and books. And the beach at Kiawah is HUGE and there were no problems spacing out beach chairs and umbrellas.
As far as what the unit offers, the best part is the view of the ocean which you can see while sitting in the deck in the morning having coffee, enjoying wine in the evening or even from the kitchen while cooking. The master room also has a beach view. The bunk room is so versatile. My boys slept in there this year but last year my daughter brought 2 of her friends and they slept in there. There is also another large bedroom with its own bath too. All rooms had their own TV as well. The space was easy to spread out and everyone did their own thing. There’s also a brand new washer and dryer which we used all the time. We didn’t have maid service this year due to covid so we wer
Catherine M.
Jun 2020
getaway before the COVID19 surge
This was a relaxing reprieve right before the pandemic surge, our family was able to enjoy and relax even though both my wife/I were working remotely (in healthcare), kids loved the convenience of being right at the beach, weather was lovely. We would love to stay here again!
Saad U.
Apr 2020
Beautiful Location
This Mariners Watch Location is very ideal to be close to the beach and has a spectacular view. It is spacious and has a nice open layout. Our family enjoyed our stay. That said, we recommend improvements to the mattresses in the master bedroom; they seemed hard and were a bit uncomfortable to us. In this day and age of uber memory foam comfort we felt more should have been invested here. Also, no table linens, placemats or enough kitchen towels are provided.
Mar 2020
Perfect vacation spot
We had two small families in for a weekend getaway and the co do was perfect! Beautifully renovated, comfortable amenities and well equipped kitchen. Amazing front porch view. Hope to return again!
Dec 2019
Loved our stay!
The property, view & location are fantastic! We have stayed here multiple times & always enjoyed the large kitchen area, comfy beds as well as being able to spend time on the porch in the large chairs provided. We hope to come back again!
John P.
Nov 2019
Great stay for girls' weekend
We had a comfortable, lovely time in this rental celebrating our friend's 60th birthday.
Nov 2019
Our stay at 4202 Mariners Watch
Great experience. The condo was on the beach with great beach access. The three bathrooms were recently updated and they are very nice. My family had a wonderful time on Kiawah Island and this beach condo was a big part of that. The only negative was that the air conditioning in the master suite was not as cool as the rest of the condo. We will stay here again.
Sep 2019
Excellent rental with great views
We stayed at this villa for 3 nights while attending a wedding. Beautiful views and a perfect location. Walk out the back door to the beach, walk to the Sanctuary, short drive to Freshfields for groceries, shopping and restaurants. The villa is beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you'll need.
Deborah M.
Dec 2018
Annual gathering at Kiawah Island
It has become a tradition each year friends & family get together at Kiawah - this has become one of our favorite times of the year.

We love the biking, fishing, walks on the beach, games & meals together. There are numerous places to eat out, shop & visit.

The condo is lovely, has a wonderful, panoramic view of the beach & ocean and is very nicely decorated.
John P.
Nov 2018
nice property
Family & I enjoyed the stay and we would recommend it to friends.
Oct 2018
4202 Mariners Watch review
Very nice accommodations, spacious and clean. Nice location on the beach. Rental staff was very helpful when helping me plan for the trip. I would definitely go back to this location.
Oct 2018
Great beach stay at Mariners Watch
Spent 10 days by the beach with my family. Comfy villa with light, neutral furnishings. Easy access to beach and Night Heron Park. Very easy for family living.
Margot M.
Aug 2018
My 2018 summer vacation at 4202 Mariners Eatch
We had a great week, weather was perfect and the condo was very nicely appointed. Love the way they had expanded the family room by removing the screened in porch and including the area in the family room. We had a great ocean view and easy access to the boardwalk and ocean. The owners had also left some surf boards that the boys enjoyed and sand chairs that we used several times. Condo was very clean with plenty of room for all. Loved the ice machine and the water dispenser in the refrigerator. Really enjoyed the kitchen remodel, it gave plenty of room for cooking and we ate most of our meals at the extended counter with the bar stools while watching the ocean, which never gets old! We had a great week.
Karen S A.
Jun 2018
This unit is beautifully decorated and well-equipped. The location is amazing- steps to the beach which is perfect for those with small children. We hope to come back soon!
Laura M.
Jun 2018
Gorgeous condo with incredible views!!!
This condo is gorgeous and very clean. The views of the ocean are incredible and you are literally right on the beach. It is by far one of my favorite vacation places ever and we look forward to you coming back here every year.
Abby L.
May 2018
Glorious Kiawah Stay
This was a lovely, well appointed, beautifully designed and decorated place to spend a week. Gorgeous view, easy access to the beach and island offerings. We had a great time and look forward to scheduling another stay sometime in the future.
May 2018
An Overall Awesome Spot
It's hard to beat this view and convenience to the beach. Hop, skip, and a jump from the beach boardwalk entrance. Wonderful panoramic views from inside and out. They have made some smart upgrades that make the stay quite enjoyable, specifically the kitchen area. The folks at ESPM were very nice and responsive when we reached out with questions/concerns. The only knock would be the bathrooms are a bit outdated but I understand why the owner would hold off on that type of investment. I think VRBO should reevaluate their fees...cleaning and service fee was 22% of the rental cost, a bit egregious when coupled with 15% tax.
Feb 2018
Gorgeous! Beautiful decor! True beachfront, can enjoy the ocean views from the porch, living room, kitchen, master bedroom. 15 seconds walk to the beach. Clean, pristine beach, plenty shells to collect. Home comes with basic amenities, suffices for a family of 4 (with kids) easily over a long weekend. Kitchen well stocked with what you need (pots, pans etc.). Large bathrooms. Plenty storage space. Comfortable beds (extra pillows, duvet provided). Fun bunk beds. Designated parking. Safe, quiet location. Perfect for a relaxing weekend .....! Shall absolutely visit again. Icing on the cake, property management service was excellent (responsive, helpful!) - we forgot a medication on check-out, they mailed us about it without us informing them & asked whether they could send it to us, just lovely!
shilpi g.
Jan 2018
Excellent weekend!
This rental was perfect for our family of 6. We were looking for a well appointed and equipped rental on the beach, and this one met those requirements easily. We would definitely rent this place again on our next trip.
Jan 2018
Kiawah Week!
We loved the property, fantastic views of the ocean, lovely design, decorated very nicely. We certainly hope to stay there again in the future.
John P.
Nov 2017
70th Birthday in Kiawah
The location was lovely. House was very nice. One bathroom needs attention and I told the rental agent. It was a bit disappointing to have available things like saran wrap, or aluminum foil. For short stays, the investment in stapes only to be thrown out is a lot. I also think more suitable chairs for the deck for sitting out of the sun. Did contact the property manager about some things and they were very helpful. We would return. Enjoyed Nacho Mama's one night on John's Island and then another one next door. Both excellent. The Atlantic Room was our splurge.
Ann S.
Oct 2017
Nicely updated condo
Our 2nd time staying here at this condo. Hurricane Irma had wiped out the dunes along with many of the stairways leading down to the beach from the boardwalk the week before. We had to walk a little more than usual to find intact stairs, but the beach was in pretty good shape. The condo has been remodeled since our last year’s stay, and we loved the new flooring and kitchen/dining room layout. There’s even an ice machine and two pull-out kitchen trash cans.
However, Master bedroom mattress is way too high off of floor (I had to get a running start to jump up into it), and it was much too soft for our backs. We were hurting after the first night and took turns sleeping on the living room sofa. With the placement of the new furniture, you might want to get a larger screen TV. We also must have caught 12 large palmetto bugs throughout the place during our week’s stay, and one was in our bed. I’ve heard that these insects are quite common in SC and come in easily through open doors, but Yuck!
Overall, it’s a nice condo - fresh and light, clean and calming, with the beach right outside. We had a great time and appreciate management letting us know the condition of the island following the aftermath of the storm.
Susan R.
Oct 2017
Fabulous Stay
amazing job renovating this property! It was a pleasure to cook in the kitchen and enjoy the view.
Sep 2017
One of our favorites!
Beautifully decorated, great location- loved being right on the beach and near the Sanctuary. We've spent many years renting in Kiawah, and this was one of our favorite rentals. In the past, we have typically rented through the resort (to have access to pools and the workout facility), but this rental company made check in/check out much easier than we've experienced with the resort. Would definitely come back!
Suzanne D.
Aug 2017
Thanks for the Memories
We had another wonderful stay at this property. The renovation is really quite lovely-new kitchen, new furnishings, new flooring! The wonderful covered porch makes it possible to enjoy the beach, rain or shine. We love to be on the beach, so the close access is a must for us. Thank you to the property manager, the owners, and this happy place for another vacation full of sweet Kiawah memories.
Sally J.
Aug 2017
Incredible Views in Kiawha.
This is a great place right on the oceanfront with easy beach access. Owners have made some updates and understand that more updates are to come this fall. ESPM does a great job and was very responsive to all of our needs.
Todd W.
Aug 2016

Manager Response: Thank you so much for your review, this unit definitely has a great location right at the beach! The owners are planning a renovation of the kitchen and living areas and a few other touches this coming off-season, it will look fantastic, stay tuned for pictures!

Ideal Spot on Kiawah
Great condo right on the ocean. Very clean, well equipped, and we very much appreciated the new oven, microwave and coffee maker! We will definitely rent again next time we come to Kiawah. Thanks so much.
Elisa T.
Apr 2016
Great home!
Great location and management
Feb 2016

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